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Reach out to the people passing your church - make your website address big enough to read
If your church website is prioritized for outsiders (as it surely should be – Col. 4:5), then naturally you will want to attract many to your site. There are various ways to tell people, including contact cards, search engine optimization, and paid-for Google AdWords or Facebook adverts (which can be targeted very precisely, based on searches for your own town name). But here's the thing – the easy, no-brainer starting point is to display the church URL (web address) on the wall of your church building or street-side noticeboard, large enough to be easily read by people in passing vehicles.
Real-time webstats ticker,and video shorts to share the good news
I always find these sorts of real-time ticking web-stats quite fascinating. Each represents a real person doing something right now! This is the medium that is on our desk, or in our pocket 24/7! It is the medium that will allow us to share good-news video shorts on social media at the touch of a button.
New Lumin software delivers educational solutions in Majority World
Right back in the early days of the Internet, MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) were digital pioneers, and continue to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of the Majority World. Last year, we featured their Estante Phone app. They are now excited to release a free software product called Lumin which will enable teaching and discipleship through mobiles phones or computers.
Free video shorts that correct myths about New Testament
"But everyone knows that the New Testament was [insert common myth here]." There are so many misapprehensions floating around the Web and modern culture, we need to have good accessible and authoritative refutations available. Help is at hand. God: New Evidence has launched a new series of video shorts called Jesus Myths. Also curated on their YouTube channel, it is the work of moments to embed into a blog or website, post to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, or download to project in a meeting. You can also discuss the videos on the God: New Evidence Facebook page.
Being heard in a secular world: 21-min video by Sheridan Voysey
Sheridan Voysey is an Australian writer, speaker and broadcaster currently living in Oxford UK. You may have see his recent new book Resurrection Year, which has helped many. Check his blog. Here he is speaking at the November 2013 Christian New Media Conference in London. His insights into appropriate effective evangelism apply across the spectrum.
Engaging with 18-29 year olds requires digital evangelism
David Kinnaman highlights a critical issue facing the church today in this 2:53 video clip.
Collaboration is essential for evangelism and missions, anywhere
See what can happen when mission agencies collaborate AND use digital effectively, in this video by Create International, producers of films for the Majority World. Of course, collaboration is vital in any area of ministry, in whatever location: "All of us are smarter than one of us."
Using hashtags effectively - infographic from Huffington Post
Helpful infographic from Huffington Post on using hashtags effectively:
Latest Erik Qualman 'Socialnomics' video short released
Erik Qualman has done it again. Released his latest annual iteration of his view of the state of social media, as a 3-minute YouTube summary.
Understanding media and evangelism - conversation with Phil Cooke
Lots of challenging wisdom from Phil Cooke, author of Creative Christian Media, on creatives, media, culture, storytelling, film, evangelism and effective communication. Here are 18 minutes of high-value insights – do make the time to watch.